Every New Year's we hold a party at our home and invite a large group of people. After a few hours of eating and talking, it's time to break out some games. Our favorite thing to play are party games for the Nintendo Wii.
Of the party games, dance games bring out the most fun and cause the greatest amount of laughter and memories. We've played almost all of the Just Dance games and have enjoyed playing them. My only complaint with those games are some of the music options.
Enter The Hip Hop Dance Experience.
Most people love to dance to Hip Hop and I am no exception. In fact it would be my preferred dance music. That's one positive for this game.
The other positives have to do with the actual play. Unlike the other dance games I've played, this game shows the characters from the front and back which makes it easier to learn the moves.
You can also use the motion plus remote so your accuracy is better than using the regular wii remote. For those of us that "play to win," this is a big deal.
On that note, this game has a fun new setting...Dance Battle. In other games, you can play at the same time and "compete" but in The Hip Hop Dance Experience, you are actually battling. Competing with your dance moves but also stealing points from your opponent.
You can also dance until you can't dance anymore with Dance Marathon, dance with friends in Dance Party or improve your dance skills with Power Skooling.
All of these were neat functions and this game can really work up a sweat. Plus, you really want to keep dancing because the music is really great!
Here's the one negative. It's not that great for little kids. It's a great adult party game or a game to dance to on your own, but some of the songs would not be appropriate for children and some kids would get frustrated during the Dance Battle. It's hard to lose points and most kids just can't compete with an adult dancer.
This seems to be the hot game to buy this holiday season, but I'm thinking it would be great to pick up after the holidays. This could motivate you to get moving during the cold winter months. The music makes you want to dance, it's fun, and you can work up a sweat.
You can find it ToysRUs.com or Amazon.com.